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Join Date: Jul 2011
re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
NOAH - The Navigation Saturday 2011 In Niigata
Taiji Ishimori vs Mikey Nicholls
Nicholls was playing the evil foreigner but the crowd wasn't even reacting to him. He spends the whole match working down one of Ishimori's limbs and then Ishimori just no sells that shit and does a bunch of aerial moves. Urgh.
Yutaka Yoshie & Masashi Aoyagi vs Masao Inoue & Kentaro Shiga
A light-hearted match that dragged.
Shane Haste vs Takuma Sano
It's the young gaijin versus the grumpy veteran. A surprisingly good match. Haste made me care about the match and he's proved to me that he's not some Davey Richards clone like I initially thought.
Yoshinari Ogawa vs Genba Hirayanagi
Ratboy's got a new fan. I loved his sly antics such as holding down Hirayanagi's head by the ring bell, then ringing it and then crotching him on the ring post.That match itself may not be brilliant but Ogawa performance in it kept me entertained.
KENTA, Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs Takashi Sugiura, Mohammed Yone & Ricky Marvin
A fun tag match that gave No Mercy the momentum that they need. Everyone in the match got time in the ring to showcase their talents. We even got to see Marvin and Takayama square off and seeing Marvin trying to take that big redwood was pretty funny.
GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki (c) vs Kenou & Kenbai
This was a total spotfest. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I would of rated it much higher if they didn't spend 10 minutes trying to give the match some foundation, which totally failed. It would be nearly touching the four star territory if this was all spots and no pointless build-up.
Kenta Kobashi, Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito vs Go Shiozaki, Takeshi Morishima & Shuhei Taniguchi
If you like stiff strikes, this match is for you. Kobashi nearly gets beheaded by one of Shiozaki's superkicks. Everyone got involved and this had an awesome finishing stretch.
Well, it took me nearly two weeks to sit through this show, so that should give you some idea of what I thought about it. While a lot of the matches weren't terrible the overall show did drag. I'd say skip this one.